Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize

Some of the biggest names in comedy took the stage in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres, the latest recipient of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. See the full show Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET.
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Beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres is the recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Kristin Chenoweth sparkles while honoring Ellen DeGeneres at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. (credit: Scott Suchman) From Oklahoma

2003 recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize Lily Tomlin (Credit: Scott Suchman)

Ellen DeGeneres' acceptance speech after receiving the 2012 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel walks the red carpet before his salute to Ellen DeGeneres.

Ellen Degeneres talks about what is funny to her. Ellen Degeneres will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize.

The Office star John Kransinski talks about what its like to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres show in his tribute to the TV icon. laugh-lines-are-worth-it

Ellen DeGeneres has a personal message for you

Steve Harvey (pictured w/ wife Marjorie Bridges Harvey) was friendly with the cameras during red carpet interviews.

Celebrate beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Find out how Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch, John Leguizamo and Sean Hayes met Ellen DeGeneres in this interview.

Jason Mraz and Mona Tavakoli give an original musical performance dedicated to Ellen DeGeneres.

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